The “Made in America Festival” is returning to Philadelphia on Labor Day Weekend.
Jay-Z posted a video on his website saying the festival would come to Philadelphia for its second year, August 31st and September first.
Councilman Bill Greenlee says he’s hoping they can do a better job of shielding the neighborhoods surrounding the Art Museum from the music.
“The sound if you lived within a couple of blocks of there it was literally shaking windows,” said Greenlee. “It’s a difficult thing to kind of control and people who lived very close were concerned about that and I was in a couple of those houses and they had a legitimate concern.”
A baseball field along the Ben Franklin Parkway was redone after the event and Council President Darrell Clarke says users are worried it will be damaged by another concert. Last year, the city was not so worried by the damage because the field was already scheduled to be redone. That won’t be the case in 2013.
The mayor’s spokesman Mark McDonald issued a statement that the event is coming back but a contract is not finalized, and a formal announcement of the event should come later this week.
City officials say the event boosted Philadelphia’s economy by $10 million.